I was on Pinterest, and I saw “2014 Tumblr Fashion” trending. Of course, I knew beforehand the grunge Tumblr aesthetic was making a comeback on social media, but I refuse to believe it.
I was a teen; I think I was 16, to be exact, during the peak of Tumblr (a website I still don’t think I know how to use). Grunge and galaxy were all the rage. The need for us to draw mustaches on our fingers, The “deep” quotes, but they were not deep. I was a full-fledged One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer fan. Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, and The Neighbourhood were all I listened to because I was so cool and not like other girls. (Please read that with sarcasm)
Now I am 23, and this makes me feel so nostalgic. 2014 was barely eight years ago, and we are already “bringing it back.” Proving that fashion really is fast. (That sounded cheesy)
I am just trying to comprehend that I was a part of a trend at its peak, and now current-age teenagers wish they were teens in the early 2010s. I get how people feel when I sometimes wish I could have been a teen in the 70s. But that was 50 YEARS AGO, NOT 8.
I was going to make this a more serious post and talk about how fast fashion is becoming faster in recreating trends. I mean, we blew past the 90s and early 2000s like it was nothing. But instead, this just turned into me having an identity crisis.
If we bring back the Tumblr aesthetic, I better see the cringe that came with it. Because yes, some of it was cool, but 90% was straight up cringy. The quotes, the hair (oh god, the hair where you covered your forehead, please know what I’m talking about). I could go on and on.
I hope no one takes this post seriously. Sometimes I just miss moments in life that I took for granted. Because while I look back at that time in embarrassment, it was also so much fun. Anyways, I am going to try and figure out Tumblr again.